Covid 19 has changed the way the massage therapy profession operates.
I follow guidelines recommended for hygiene and transmission prevention/sterilization/PPE from my professional organizations, as well as state and local mandates.
Below are some of the precautions I am taking (this is not a comprehensive list):
- Clients are screened with health questions a day before session, and if symptomatic, or within a 10 day window after receiving an innoculation, they are rescheduled.
- Upon entry to the office, a face covering is required and thermal scan temperature is taken. If you have a medical condition which prevents the use of a face covering, please contact me to discuss options.
- Relevant office and bathroom touch surfaces are wiped down with antibacterial/antiviral wipes prior to each use by a client.
- I have a special way of draping the face cradle so that you do not have to wear a mask when you are lying face down on your belly.
- I sanitize/sterilize massage tools/massage table and face cradle/pillows in the massage room before each client
- A true HEPA air filtration unit with hidden UV light and generating negative ions will be running continuously in the therapy room, with at least a half hour between sessions to refresh and air out room.
- I change PPE (mask, apron) for each session. All dirty linens are changed, including blanket, pillowcase covers, sheets, etc. after each session. Dirty linens are stored outside the office room in a covered container. New linens are sealed in ziplock bags until use.
Should there be a mandated shut down of my profession, my office will be closed.